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about the tragedy in libya and lives lost including the ambassador to libya. crowds gathered here. many of them were students, volunteers. they all came to hear the first lady speak. students who came like many voters have the economy on their mind and wonder how they'll pay for college and student loans. michelle obama reminded folks there are only 54 more days in the election. she rallied to get out the vote. she touched on her husband's record on the economy saying that they are not done fixing it. they also rallied to talk about social issues. the crowd gave a resound ago plus when it -- resounding applause when it came to women's right to choose to, same sex marriage and also immigration, but before getting down to business she touched on the tragedy in libya. listen in. >> our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. i mean the thing to remember, these brave americans and so many men and women just like them, they are the face of american diplomacy. >> reporter: as we've been saying, the commonwealth, such an important part of th
of four americans killed in a u.s. consulate in libya come home to maryland and the president and secretary of state went to andrews to show their respects. anti american protests are now being seen in more than a dozen countries in the middle east all fueled by a movie trailer that's engaged some muslims. >> reporter: as anti-u.s. protests continue throughout the middle east, the bodies of americans killed in libya including the ambassador arrived back home. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country. they chose to serve it and served it well. >> reporter: u.s. embassies and diplomatic hosts throughout the region stayed at heightened alert friday, the muslim holy day, amid continued protests in the region and in the wake of the killings of ambassador christopher stevens and three others in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi tuesday. a battle between police and protesters continued for a fourth day in cairo and in tunisia clouds of black smoke were seen as protesters stormed the gate of the u.s. embassy in tunis. friday's demonstrations were not confi
to libya. >> reporter: stevens risked his life to save benghazi as envoy to the libyan rebellion against gay day. the secretary of state said he lost his life trying -- gadhafi. the secretary of state said he lost his life trying to build a better libya. >> this was an attack against shale and savage a -- against a small and savage group. >> reporter: he was an analyst who would joke with condoleezza rice about gadhafi's crush on her, an ambassador who would brew up a cappachino for senator john mccain. >> he's just a good california dude. >> reporter: matthew van dyke, the baltimore man who fought for the rebels in benghazi, says the vast majority of libyans love america for helping them win their freedom. >> people are really upset. they're really ashamed. shame is a big thing in islamic culture and they feel it deeply. >> reporter: there is an old saying in american politics that in america politics somes at the water he is edge but innocent in case. republican presidential nominee mitt romney blasted a statement out of the american embassy in cairo that criticized that anti- islam
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